Kellogg Intern - Information Technology - Summer 2018 in OAK BROOK, Illinois

INNOVATE WITH US as you spend your summer with the Kellogg IT organization. We have opportunities in Oak Brook, IL and Battle Creek, MI. GROW WITH US as you work with a progressive, dynamic group of technical professionals. ENGAGE WITH US as you explore different technical competencies and enrich yourself as you work for a company that delights the world through foods and brands that matter.


The 2018 Kellogg internship program is designed to provide you a robust experience determined by your education level, curriculum focus, as well as your technology and business competency and skillset. As an IT intern, you will be collaborating in pods of 2-5 interns to define a project, and project plan that will include milestones and deliverables for your team. This will be accomplished by leveraging available technologies that will allow for you to solve real business situations. Not only will you gain valuable hands-on experience during the course of the internship, but you will also have an opportunity to interact with talented IT teams within our organization.

During your internship, you can expect to learn the following:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of how IT enables the Kellogg business

  • Gain hands-on technology experience to build your IT functional and technical competency level

  • Understand and evaluate customer needs, competitive landscape, technology trends, to define a strategy

  • Gather, analyze, and prioritize inputs and synthesize them into business requirements that will drive the development of innovation

  • Translate business priorities into actionable, clearly communicated milestones and deliverables

At the end of the IT summer internship program, the intern class will present their project to the IT organization and IT Senior Leadership Team.

Representative opportunities within the Information Technology department may include the following:

  • Global Analytics - Leveraging data, technology, and advanced analytics to project shipments, sales, marketplace consumption, or consumer response to promotions (see separate Global Analytics job posting for more information).

  • Workplace Solutions - Exhibiting innovation in designing, developing, and deploying new technologies for other Kellogg employees across the company. Specifically focusing on Facilities IT: a team that provides global solutions for IT needs in the Facilities such as Meeting Rooms, Digital Signage, Printing and Analytics.

  • IT Security & Risk Management - Understanding how security enables the Kellogg business, exposure to emerging cyber threats, and the techniques to detect and respond to cyber attacks.

  • Infrastructure - Storing information assets, computing processing power to deliver IT services, and connecting information resources and IT services within and outside the company.

  • PMO - Assisting in IT Projects as a project manager or project coordinator, which includes responsibility for planning, management, coordination and financial control of a project.

  • Strategy - Developing global IT strategies for various domains. Interview global stakeholders to understand pain points and opportunities, financial position, vendor positions, and industry to craft a strategic guidance paper on topics such as block chain, mobile, IOT, etc.

  • Global Business Solutions - Take it apart, look around and put it back together just to make sure we haven’t missed anything important. Have an idea of how to make it better? Come grow with us in our GBS IT team where you’ll apply technical and process knowledge as well as insights to enable effectiveness and efficiency for the systems that keep our business running. While you are here you’ll also be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork, together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


As well as having the hunger to learn and demonstrate our K Values, you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • Candidate must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or a related analytical field

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (Major) on a 4.0 scale

  • Analytical thinking /problem solving skills

  • Ability to influence and actively collaborate with others

  • Ability to set goals and meet deadlines

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively

  • Strong computer skills in MS Office (Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, positive attitude and an owner’s mindset

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills



  • Previously demonstrated strong interest in technology

  • Strong technical knowledge of software development methodologies, standards and coding best practices, as well as web development and/or enterprise databases.

  • Basic knowledge and/or experience in any of the following; Java, .Net, HTML, CSS, SQL Servers, My SQL, SAP, Android Studio, Swift, Window Server, and/or UNIX/Linux


  • Experience with scripting (Python, PowerShell, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge and/or experience in any of the following; Java, .Net, SQL Servers, UNIX/Linux, Perimeter Security Systems

  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities

  • Basic understanding of information security frameworks (NIST, COBIT, ISO)

  • Curious, self-starter


  • Puppet, Python, Lambda functions knowledge


  • Strategic thinking

  • Broad understanding of technology trends and potential use cases

  • Persuasive writing / communication skills


  • This position requires a 12 week commitment starting May 14, 2018

  • Competitive salary corresponding with education level and experience

  • Housing stipend available to students that live 50 miles or more from our two Kellogg Company IT campus sites (Oak Brook, IL or Battle Creek, MI)

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at for English or this Link at for Spanish.

Title: Intern - Information Technology - Summer 2018

Location: USA-IL-Oak Brook

Requisition ID: INF000980

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Type: Internship/Graduate

Closing Date: Dec 1, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No